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Old Nov 30, 2014, 11:10 AM
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Got it on the stand. It took two people to lift the Mill onto the stand. To do it I first removed the mill head by lowering it onto the mill table for support. then I loosened the bolts and removed the head.

The base was just heavy enough to be a pain but we got it lifted onto the stand. After I bolted the base to the stand, remounted the mill head.

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Old Dec 01, 2014, 01:50 PM
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Looking good Bill!
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Old Jun 27, 2015, 07:47 PM
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I made the mounts for the Z axis ballscrew.
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Old Jun 27, 2015, 08:33 PM
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I also machined the extension base for the mill head. I used a Haas Milling machine.
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Old Aug 19, 2015, 07:47 AM
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I began making the column spacer. First I milled out a pocket for the ballscrew to pass, then I drilled the holes for the bolts. The next phase will remove material from the to to clear the ways.
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Old Aug 19, 2015, 07:49 AM
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This is after I milled away the top surface from the column spacer.

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Old Aug 24, 2015, 10:27 PM
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I have been pretty busy lately. I launched a podcast, The CNC Router Tips podcast. If you get a chance listen in on iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...349831567&mt=2

Anyway I got a chance to start milling the base for the ballscrew modifications. I removed about 2 1/2" of material from the base. Cast iron is nasty stuff.


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Now that hobbycnc has stopped selling this board has anyone found a similar alternative ?
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Old Dec 04, 2015, 01:26 PM
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Dang, I wish I had seen the HobbyCNC news sooner. I have their foam cutting board with temp control and 4 steppers, but hadn't gotten around to buying their 3 axis setup. I'm sure there are alternate solutions out there.
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Old Dec 04, 2015, 07:42 PM
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Dang, I wish I had seen the HobbyCNC news sooner. I have their foam cutting board with temp control and 4 steppers, but hadn't gotten around to buying their 3 axis setup. I'm sure there are alternate solutions out there.
I've heard good things about the shapeoko stuff.

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13155
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Old Dec 05, 2015, 09:36 AM
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There are cnc driver boards and kits on ebay just not sure if they are the same quality as what HobbyCNC was selling.

Found this one which looks pretty plug and play. I'm not sure though if the motor boards can handle larger NEMA motors though.

http://www.pibot.com/set-of-pibot-el...cnc-2-0-c.html

Or this one

http://www.omc-stepperonline.com/3-a...ter-p-183.html

There is an ebay seller "longsmotor99" that sells different CNC kits as well components. Youtube has several videos for his CNC kits. Does anyone here have experience with these?
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Hobbycnc is back in business. The original owner sold it to another person and now the kits are back in stock. http://hobbycnc.com/product/hobbycnc-pro-kit/
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I thought I might share some videos of what I have been up to lately. These are videos I shot while converting my Grizzly G0704 to CNC.
Making a CNC Milling Machine - Off With Their Head (8 min 0 sec)
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Finally after 14 years got my Ballast resistor board running and the Router completed. They ran perfectly after all that time. Steppers are a little slow, but I figure that's a voltage issue, it's running 24v so I ordered a 30v power supply. I hope to make it run a little faster. It's awfully satisfying to see it come to life. I am assuming that the next is to fine turn the setup.
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Finally after 14 years got my Ballast resistor board running and the Router completed. They ran perfectly after all that time. Steppers are a little slow, but I figure that's a voltage issue, it's running 24v so I ordered a 30v power supply. I hope to make it run a little faster. It's awfully satisfying to see it come to life. I am assuming that the next is to fine turn the setup.
Nothing quite like that moment when you cross your fingers, fire up it and...and...IT"S ALIVE!!!!!!

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